Self catering and country cottages in England

Whether you are looking for a cottage in the English countryside or by the coast there is so much to see and do in England. There are many beautiful areas to return to or new ones to explore on a self catering cottage holiday. England is world famous for its beautiful green countryside and pretty villages. Popular areas in England for country cottage holidays include the Cotswolds, the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Peak District to name just a few. England also has a beautiful and diverse coastline, from the white cliffs of Dover to the sandy beaches in the South West, stunning scenery awaits you in coastal parts of England. Which part of England you are looking to visit will depend on your preferences and needs. See our area guide to find out more about holidays in the different parts of England.

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The South West of England tends to be a favourite for self catering holidays whereas beautiful areas such as Suffolk and Norfolk attract people on romantic cottage breaks. Each area of England has its own charms and attractions. Whilst on holiday remember to participate in the English pastime of drinking tea and eating cake. Wherever you go on your self catering holiday in England you will no doubt come across quaint tea shops where you can have a cream tea and take a relaxing break.

England is of course well known for elegant large country houses and English country cottages. If your budget doesn’t extend to staying in a large manor house or mansion, you can nevertheless enjoy visiting one of the National Trust’s or English Heritage properties on a day out. There are many quaint country cottages in England to choose from ranging from cottages for two to budget family self catering accommodation. You may even find accommodation within a national park or within an area of outstanding natural beauty. There are many options including eco friendly properties and even houseboats.

In terms of activities you can enjoy in England, these include walking, hiking, cycling and horse riding. There are usually ample opportunities for these sorts of activities in the country areas. Some also enjoy golfing and fishing. Others still enjoy shopping and general sightseeing. Do check through cottage details to find out what activities and opportunities are available nearby so you can get the best out of your self catering break. For many an important consideration is which pubs and restaurants are nearby. Owners or agencies can advise you on what attractions are near their cottage and can make recommendations about the best ones to visit to ensure you have an enjoyable cottage holiday.


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Daffodil Cottage at Thatched Farm Cottages, Woodbridge, Suffolk, England

2 bedroom Cottages, East Anglia.

Situated in rural Suffolk within the grounds of Thatched Farm this pet-friendly cottage has ample character and charm with features such as exposed wooden beams.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £324 to £434 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 12 December 2014 to 16 December 2014; from 19 December 2014 to 23 December 2014; from 27 December 2014 to 05 June 2015;

phone 01473811755 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Swallow Barn Dogs-welcome Cottage, Peak District, Priestcliffe Near Bakewell, Derbyshire, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Peak District National Park.

Good quality one bedroom barn conversion nestled in a rural hamlet within the Peak District National Park, this is a pet-friendly holiday home which is located just 7 miles from Bakewell.

Price range from £223 to £383 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Late availability: from 25 October 2014 to 01 November 2014;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Brook Lodge, Colchester, Essex, England

1 bedroom Lodges, Colne Valley.

High quality wooden clad holiday lodges set in the stunning Colne Valley close to the Essex/Suffolk border and Constable Country.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £425 to £1100 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01206 563222 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Duddings Country Cottages, Dunster, Somerset, England

8 bedroom Cottage Complex, Exmoor National Park.

A fine collection of twelve country cottages nestled in the tranquil countryside of the Avill Valley within Exmoor National Park, 4 star rated and benefiting from access to excellent shared leisure facilities with an indoor heated swimming pool, games room, tennis court and children's play facilities, this is a great place for all of the family including the pet dog at this pet-friendly and family-friendly location.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Indoor), tennis court, games room.

Price range from £230 to £2590 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 18 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01643 841123 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Midtown Cottages in the Lake District National Park, High Lorton, Cumbria, England

2 bedroom Cottage Complex, Lake District National Park.

Two well equipped dog-friendly cottages situated within the Vale of Lorton within the Lake District National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £345 to £595 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01264 710165 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Birkdale Lodge Dogs-welcome Cottage, East Anglia , Thorpe-On-The-Hill, Lincolnshire, England

2 bedroom Lodge, East midlands.

High quality 2 bedroom wooden holiday lodge which is both pet-friendly and family-friendly with a lovely relaxing hot tub, nestled in a tranquil holiday park setting where facilities on site include a golf course and fishing, all within easy reach of Lincoln and Newark on Trent and within reach of Grimsthorpe Castle for day trips.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £292 to £629 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 04 November 2014 to 07 November 2014; from 13 November 2014 to 14 November 2014; from 20 November 2014 to 21 November 2014;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Sladen Lodge, Hathersage, Derbyshire, England

7 bedroom Large Country House, Derbyshire.

A luxury lodge with spacious and contemporary furnishings sleeping up to 16 and boasting a stunning location in the Peak District National Park with spectacular scenery and breath taking views in every direction.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £2700 to £3000 per week
Sleeps from 7 to 16 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 8
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01433 650104 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Elms Farm Cottages, Boston, Lincolnshire, England

19 bedroom Cottage complex, East Midlands.

Collection of award winning barn conversions and farm buildings located in the tranquil Lincolnshire countryside and well situated for discovering the Lincolnshire Wolds, Fens and Coast.

Special features: free internet access, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £380 to £750 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 38 people in 19 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 11
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01205290840 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Northcott Farmhouse, Bude, Cornwall, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

Idyllic holiday farmhouse with large garden and glorious valley and farmland views, just a short walk from Northcott Mouth beach and within easy reach of the gorgeous coast, ideal for large groups, big families and special celebrations.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £1800 to £4600 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 17 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01288 361 494 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Read Hall Cottage, Debenham, Suffolk, England

1 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

Beautiful award winning one bedroom country cottage with a tranquil location right by farmlands and fields in rural Suffolk, gold award winning, 5 star rated and with a four poster bed, this property is perfect for romantic breaks.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £600 to £785 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 03 November 2014 to 07 November 2014; from 10 November 2014 to 14 November 2014; from 17 November 2014 to 28 November 2014;

phone 07753 744499 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Ryalls Stud Cottage, Sherborne, Dorset, England

2 bedroom Cottage, South Coast England.

This bright and airy farmstay holiday cottage is located on a former stud farm amongst 8 acres of countryside and is ideal for those searching for a tranquil break, whilst on holiday here enjoy horse riding, fishing, walking and golfing nearby or head over to the coast which is around a 40 minute drive away.

Price range from £275 to £775 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 21 October 2014 to 24 October 2014;

phone 01963 23036 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Cottage Family Cottage, East Anglia, Grafham, Cambridgeshire, England

3 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

Superb 3 bedroom holiday cottage with stylish and modern interior and private garden, located on a caravan holiday park close to Grafham Water in Cambridgeshire and enjoying access to excellent shared leisure facillities which include an open air heated swimming pool and children's play area.

Price range from £332 to £819 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 06 December 2014 to 17 December 2014; from 21 March 2015 to 28 March 2015; from 04 April 2015 to 25 April 2015;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Clocktower Cottage, Somerton, Somerset, England

2 bedroom Cottage, South West.

Unique Clocktower Cottage set on a Somerset country estate with access to extensive gardens and parklands plus a shared heated outdoor swimming pool, games room and tennis court.

Special features: free internet access, pool (), tennis court, games room.

Price range from £455 to £815 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01458 274 767 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Tudor Barn, Lavenham, Suffolk, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, East Anglia.

Unique Grade II listed holiday barn situated next to meadows and ponds in rural Suffolk with an attractive enclosed garden.

Special features: tennis court, games room.

Price range from £200 to £3000 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 24 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 14 November 2014 to 30 November 2014;
Next availability: from 21 October 2014 to 24 October 2014; from 02 November 2014 to 07 November 2014; from 09 November 2014 to 26 December 2014;

phone 01787 247235 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Alpine Park Cottages, Exeter, Devon, England

3 bedroom Cottages, West Country.

Collection of good quality wooden holiday lodges set amongst 6 acres of parklands and woodlands, children’s play area in grounds makes this a great place for families.

Price range from £330 to £920 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 01 November 2014 to 13 December 2014; from 27 December 2014 to 18 July 2015;

phone 01395 233619 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Farm View Dogs-Welcome Cottage, Cotswolds , Upper Seagry, Wiltshire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Heart of England.

Two bedroom stone-built dog-friendly holiday cottage with its own garden, located on a working farm in Wiltshire, conveniently located for touring the Cotswold Hills and villages and also for visiting the spa city of Bath.

Price range from £273 to £477 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 3 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 14 November 2014 to 21 November 2014; from 24 November 2014 to 18 December 2014; from 22 December 2014 to 27 December 2014;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Yealm Cabin, South Hams, Yealmpton, Devon, England

2 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

Idyllic log cabin with views of the Yealm Valley, lovely hideaway perfect for two with its one double bedroom in a secluded location amongst the hills and fields of Devon.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £195 to £495 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01752 216645 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Jasmine Cottage, Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire, England

3 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

A traditional character cottage dating back to the 18th century with 4 star rated accommodation and private gardens in a rural location.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £399 to £799 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 24 October 2014 to 25 October 2014; from 01 November 2014 to 20 December 2014; from 03 January 2015 to 11 April 2015;

phone + 44(0)1380 888211 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Exclusive Plus Dream Lodge - Woodlands Park, Westfield, Sussex, England

2 bedroom Log Cabin, South Coast.

Picture-perfect holiday lodges with luxurious interiors on a Sussex holiday park, choose from a holiday lodge with a sauna, a hot tub or rooftop terrace for a truly relaxing break and enjoy a country location within easy reach of the East Sussex coast.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £563 to £1104 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 6 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 0844 414 8080 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Old House self-catering cottages, Nether Stowey, Somerset, England

2 bedroom Self-catering Cottages and B&B suite, South West.

A collection of three comfortable country cottages nestled close to the Quantock Hills in a tranquil location, 4 star rated and each with its own unique appeal, just a few miles from the beautiful Somerset coast and within easy reach of the lush greenery of Exmoor National Park.

Price range from £295 to £595 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4 Star silver Award B&B. 4 * ECC rated)

phone 01278 732392 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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